Sustainability 2010, 2(2), 461-474; doi:10.3390/su2020461
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Energy Renovation of Buildings Utilizing the U-value Meter, a New Heat Loss Measuring Device

Received: 15 December 2009; Accepted: 22 January 2010 / Published: 29 January 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Sustainability and the Built Environment)
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Abstract: A new device with the ability to measure heat loss from building facades is proposed. Yet to be commercially developed, the U-value Meter can be used as stand-alone apparatus, or in combination with thermographic-equipment. The U-value meter complements thermographs, which only reproduce surface temperature and not the heat loss distribution. There is need for a device that measures the heat loss in a quantitative manner. Convective as well as radiative heat losses are captured and measured with a five-layer thermal system. Heat losses are measured in the SI-unit W/m2K. The aim is to achieve more cost-effective building renovation, and provide a means to check the fulfillment of Building Regulation requirements with respect to stated U-values (heat transmission coefficients). In this way it should be possible to greatly reduce energy consumption of buildings.
Keywords: heat loss measuring; energy renovation; conductivity; thermal radiation
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Sørensen, L.S. Energy Renovation of Buildings Utilizing the U-value Meter, a New Heat Loss Measuring Device. Sustainability 2010, 2, 461-474.

AMA Style

Sørensen LS. Energy Renovation of Buildings Utilizing the U-value Meter, a New Heat Loss Measuring Device. Sustainability. 2010; 2(2):461-474.

Chicago/Turabian Style

Sørensen, Lars Schiøtt. 2010. "Energy Renovation of Buildings Utilizing the U-value Meter, a New Heat Loss Measuring Device." Sustainability 2, no. 2: 461-474.

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